Corporal Montrell Lyle Jackson Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Corporal Montrell Lyle Jackson | Baton Rouge Police Department, LouisianaBaton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

Corporal Montrell Lyle Jackson

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana
End of Watch: Sunday, July 17, 2016

Biographical Info

Age: 32
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: July 17, 2016
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Agency Contact Information

Chief of Police Carl Dabadie, Jr.
Baton Rouge Police Department
9000 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70815
Phone: (225) 389-2000

Corporal Montrell Jackson, Police Officer Matthew Gerald, and Deputy Sheriff Brad Garafola, of the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office, were shot and killed by a subject outside of a convenience store at 9611 Airline Highway shortly before 9:00 am.
Officers had received reports of a subject walking along the roadway carrying a rifle. As responding officers arrived in the area they were ambushed by the subject. Deputy Garafola, Corporal Jackson, and Officer Gerald were killed and three other officers were wounded, including one who was critically wounded.
The subject was shot and killed by other responding officers.
Corporal Jackson had served with the Baton Rouge Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and infant son.


On Sunday, July 17, 2016, while protecting and serving the citizens of the city he loved, Cpl. Montrell Lyle Jackson, was called home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Cpl. Montrell Lyle Jackson, was born on December 23, 1983, to Veronica Denise Pitts and Hosea Lyle Jackson in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was united in holy matrimony with his loving and devoted wife Trenisha Lashay Jackson on July 15, 2012. One of the most blessed and joyous events in Cpl. Jackson’s life was the birth of his son Mason Lyle Jackson on March 18, 2016. Cpl. Jackson, was baptized at an early age at Little Rock Baptist church under the leadership of Rev. Harris Hayes. He was a graduate of the class of 2001 from Istrouma High School. He briefly attended Louisiana State University as an Engineer major. He later accepted his true calling, which was to protect and serve, and graduated from the Baton Rouge Police Academy on June 6, 2006. Cpl. Jackson was an amazing husband, an outstanding father, a respectful son, a loving brother, an amazing uncle, a trustworthy godfather, and loyal friend. He was all about his family, as well as his blue family. Without a shadow of doubt, he loved his job, and his city, and he paid the ultimate sacrifice doing what he loved. Cpl. Jackson leaves fond memories to his wife Trenisha Jackson; his loving baby boy, Mason Jackson. His mother Veronica Pitts and his father Hosea Jackson both of Baton Rouge. His mother-in-law Beatrice (Lonnie) Jordan of Denham Springs, LA. Two (2) fathers-in-law; Archie (Monica) Best of Gonzales, LA and Issac Lee of Magnolia, MS. One (1) sister; Jessica (Alexander, Sr.) Robinson of Hammond, LA and two (2) step-sisters; Jocelyn (Reginald) Jackson and Jaqueline Jefferson both of Lake Charles. Two (2) sisters-in-law; Arenisha Best of Baton Rouge, LA and Issekia Patterson of Ocean Springs, MS. Four (4) brothers, Deangelo (Chaka) Green of Lugoff, SC; Hosea Veals of Houston, TX; Ditrell (Kerri) Milligan of Denham Springs, LA and Kedrick (Lauren) Pitts of Baton Rouge, LA. Two step-brothers; Avery Pitts of Lake Charles, LA and Ramone Barnes of Baton Rouge, LA. Godmother, Pastor Vanna Breckenridge of Baton Rouge, LA ; two god-children Bria Donald of Houston, TX, and Kameron Pitts of Baton Rouge, LA. A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, as well as the Third District, Baton Rouge Police Department family. Cpl. Jackson was preceded in death by his step-dad Clarence Pitts; paternal grandparents; Freddie and Corinne Jackson and his godfather Glancy (Billy) McKneialy. Visitation will be held on Monday, July 25, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until religious service officiated by Minister William Bates at 11:00 a.m., at Living Faith Christian Center, 6375 Winbourne Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA. Bishop Raymond Johnson, Pastor. Interment will be held at Green Oaks Memorial Park, Baton Rouge, LA. Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Denham Springs, LA.


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